Newcastle vs Man City: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Man City celebrate
Man City celebrate / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Man City will be keen to maintain top spot in the Premier League heading into Christmas as they travel to face lowly Newcastle this weekend.

The Magpies are joint bottom of the Premier League after registering just one victory all season, having conceded seven goals across their last two games.

Meanwhile, seven has been the lucky number for Pep Guardiola's side after hitting Leeds for seven in midweek to stretch their winning run in the league to seven games following defeat to Crystal Palace in October.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.

How to watch Newcastle vs Man City on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 19 December, 14:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? St. James' Park
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), fuboTV (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, Match of the Day 2 (BBC One 10.30pm - UK)
Referee? Martin Atkinson
VAR? Craig Pawson

Newcastle team news

Jamal Lewis
Lewis was forced off with an injury against Liverpool / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Jamal Lewis limped off for the Magpies early in the first half at Anfield in midweek, meaning his involvement this weekend is likely to be doubtful.

Elsewhere, Paul Dummett is back in training after a lengthy lay-off with a calf injury, but Federico Fernandez will not feature.

You can read Newcastle's predicted lineup here.

Man City team news

Kyle Walker
Walker missed City's win over Leeds / Boris Streubel/GettyImages

Kyle Walker missed out for Man City in midweek with a knock, which means John Stones could continue at full back this weekend.

Pep Guardiola has a clean bill of squad health otherwise, with Ferran Torres the only exception as he continues his recovery from a serious foot injury. The manager himself has had to wait for a fresh PCR test after his first result returned inconclusive.

You can read Man City's predicted lineup here.

Newcastle vs Man City head-to-head record

Ferran Torres, Jonjo Shelvey
Torres scores against Newcastle / Stu Forster/GettyImages

City are unbeaten in ten out of their last 11 meetings with Newcastle stretching back to 2015.

On top of that, Guardiola's side have won the last four straight against the Magpies, including a frenetic 4-3 victory at St. James' Park towards the end of last season.

Newcastle took a 3-2 lead on the hour mark through Joe Willock before a quickfire Ferran Torres double spared the blushes for the eventual champions that day.

Newcastle vs Man City score prediction

Phil Foden
Foden celebrates / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Effectively a top against bottom meeting, Guardiola will be hoping for a complete performance from his side as they aim to stave off Liverpool in the developing title race.

Newcastle shipped three against the Reds in midweek and it's difficult to envisage Howe's side suddenly becoming defensively sound when the free-scoring Cityzens arrive this weekend.

Guardiola may opt to rotate his side, but a comfortable victory for Man City awaits nevertheless.

Prediction: Newcastle 0-3 Man City